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Moms, Get Your Joy Back This Christmas

It's started. The lunatic race to the perfect Christmas has begun. The stores are swelling with garland, light strands, and good tidings of joyfully packaged perfume sets. Pinterest looks like a red and green glitter bomb exploded on...Show More Summary

A Bushel of Splendid Tea from

I’m not sure if it’s a cliché or some sort of Anglo stereotype or what, but I was born in England and yes, I do love a good “cuppa”, though most of my tea drinking seems to be of the iced variety, not hot, poured into a fine China saucer with a splash of milk already at the bottom. As a fan of Asterix too, I also suspect that tea was brought to the British... Read More

Sometimes I'm Not Grateful

A few months ago I was at the grocery store with my daughter, and I made the mistake of venturing too close to the toy aisle. She instantly began lamenting about all the things she wanted and couldn't have. I was used to hearing her long for new Barbies or new accessories for her My Little Pony dolls. Show More Summary

What My Stepdaughters Taught Me About Divorce

One of the byproducts of marrying my now ex-husband is my relationship with his two daughters. I was clueless about what I was getting into with teenage girls and had no experience with divorce at any stage. In the beginning it was fun and easy. Show More Summary

Parasitic Worms Could Be Making Some Women More Fertile

The world is the weirdest place, and now it seems like a parasitic worm might be increasing fertility in women. More » Parasitic Worms Could Be Making Some Women More Fertile is a post from Mommyish - Parenting Imperfect.

It's OK to Say 'I Won't Miss This' as a Parent

With the holidays quickly approaching, I have had to spend more time than I like with my kids in retail stores and restaurants. I try very hard to run errands without my children. If I am planning to go out to a store with my kids, I need to add at least 1.5 hours to my total trip time. Show More Summary

5 Things We Didn't Expect When Adopting Internationally

Aside from the long-awaited referral call, for many families that choose to adopt internationally, the journey to another country to meet and legally adopt their new addition is one of the most exciting parts of the entire adoption journey. Show More Summary

How to Get Stuck Buchems Out of Your Child's Hair

The Bunchems. Some call them the hottest holiday toy for kids, while others refer to them as "craft balls from hell." Whether your child already has and loves this trendy toy or you're considering buying them for the holidays, you need to be educated on a potential risk - them getting stuck in your child's hair - and how to remove them. Show More Summary

Why This Little Boy's Tragic Diagnosis Put an End to an Age-Old Rivalry

Three months ago, my 9-year-old son came home from his first week at school and excitedly told me that the class spent a portion of their day writing letters to a little boy with a rare brain tumor. "Mom, he's only 4-years-old and his...Show More Summary

3 Ways to Teach Your Child Gratitude

This article was originally posted in Behavioural Science in the 21st Century. With thanksgiving on the horizon, gratitude is something that is frequent fodder for discussion this time of year. I am truly grateful for the opportunities that I have had to work with some incredible children with autism and their families. Show More Summary

How Did We Go Wrong As Sports Parents?

This is a true story. Not too long ago, I received a call from a well-intentioned dad who explained that he was an avid listener to my WFAN sports parenting show, and he wanted to ask my advice about his son, who he explained was a promising baseball pitcher. Show More Summary

Birthdays! Why Do We Celebrate?

Yesterday my eldest daughter turned 8! WOW...where has the time gone? It was a fun day. She was able to set the menu for the entire day, (waffles for breakfast, hot dogs for lunch and chicken and French fries for dinner) which I wasShow More Summary

How & Why I'm Putting My Own Spin on The Elf on the Shelf

Why I'm breaking down and getting an Elf on the Shelf---and doing it my way: My children are innately good. But they test boundaries. A lot. Especially for me, their mom. I wasn't sure how I felt about the whole "Elf on the Shelf" thing...Show More Summary

The worst thing imaginable happened — but here's why I remain thankful

Last Thanksgiving, while caring for a child with cancer, I didn't feel like I had much cause for gratitude. I was wrong.

Welcome to the NICU

November is Prematurity Awareness Month, which is why I decided the timing was ripe for me to document my own experience as a NICU parent. For those of you who aren't familiar with the term NICU, it's also known as the neonatal intensive care unit. Show More Summary

5 Signs a Mom Needs to Have Sex With Her Partner

Sex. Yep. If that word looked like a foreign phrase, perhaps you need to pull up a seat (or a bed, whatever your partner would prefer wink) and read this article. Having a sex life after kids (yes, that's important!) can be a difficult...Show More Summary

Early Preparation Is The Key to Financial Success

As a practicing Certified Financial Planner® for 10 years, I can say my best clients have a great relationship with money. And the earlier you save the better your chances of living the lifestyle you want. Because financial planningShow More Summary

10 Unexpected Perks of Being a New Parent of Twins

When I became a new parent of twins, I had a lot of expectations of how my life would be. I imagined chasing two kids around in two different directions at the same time (which by the way, turned out to be exactly what I do). What IShow More Summary

This Drama Teacher Deserves a Standing Ovation for His Response to the Mother Who Pulled Her Kids From Class Because He Is Gay

A drama teacher received a ridiculous message from a mother who did not want her kids to have a gay musical theater teacher, and his response was pretty darn perfect. More » This Drama Teacher Deserves a Standing Ovation for His Response to the Mother Who Pulled Her Kids From Class Because He Is Gay is a post from Mommyish - Parenting Imperfect.

Even Though I Messed Up My Daughter’s Birthday, I’m Enough

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of The Mrs Band. I hope it encourages you to remember this holiday season that #EvenThough things might not be perfect, you […] The post Even Though I Messed Up My Daughter’s Birthday, I’m Enough appeared first on Happy Mothering.

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